Payton Stage Concerts
All concerts start @ 7:30pm Nightly
Joe Nichols w/opener Mark McKay
George Strait Tribute
831 All Star Band
The 831 All Star Band is exploding onto the central coast with their new powerful sound. From earth, wind & fire – showcasing their powerful horn section – to cumbia, salsa & santana style music highlighting their amazing rhythm section – all members have years of experience under their belts and were the foundation behind the legendary chicano all starts. The band is hot if you want to dance, well get ready! The All Star Band is here!
Samz School of Rock
Island Stage Acts
Performance times and locations vary. More acts announced soon.
Nightly Friday – Sunday
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Performance times and locations vary.
The Magic of Frank Thurston
For over 35 Years Bakersfield Magician Frank Thurston has been the Top-Choice for
only the Finest-Quality, Professional Magic for any Occasion! Performing Member of the World Famous Hollywood Magic Castle.
Stilt Circus is a 3-time award winning company. “Circus of the Year” and “Hospitality Excellence Award” from Lux Life in 2019 and we were presented with the “Barham Award” at the 2017 Western Fairs Association Convention in Reno, Nevada.
All Alaskan Racing Pigs
Pork-belly laughs are a certain result when the All-Alaskan Racing Pigs pay a visit. You may not think of little porkers when sports is the conversation, but these fuzzy little racers will make you reconsider the meaning of “professional athlete.” And “fast food.”
Climb On, Sit Down, Grab Hold, and Blast Down the Track! Pedal Pullers action is the best kind – the kids get to be the stars of the show. Custom-built pedal tractors, real weight-pull sleds, kids having REAL FUN! Put your guests right in the middle of the action. Kids love it, moms love it, you’ll love it. Dads be jealous.
Fables of The West
Fables of the West –Get ready to meet the wildest, funniest, most mixed up outlaws “on horseback” in the Old West.
Tina Marie Hypnotist
Tina Marie is regarded as one of America’s favorite Master Hypnotists. Her dynamic personality, confidence, and charisma captivates audiences of all ages. Having performed thousands of shows as a headline performer since 2001 she has shared stages with some of the top names in music and comedy.
The Strolling Piano
Ultimate Bullfighters is a league that promotes the sport of freestyle bullfighting. The UBF showcases the best talent in the game with over 100 active athletes on its roster that represent 25 different states and three different countries.
The Magic Bean
The MAGIC BEAN is the perfect blend of education and entertainment for your fair. With a theme of “from the farm, to the kitchen” kids will learn things that never crossed their little minds. You’d be surprised when polling kids with the question “where does milk come from?” and some of the answers we get.
The Flying U Rodeo company is a family operated business that has been the heart and soul of Cotton Rosser and his family for over 60 years. Cotton has mastered the art of putting on a successful show and has created generations of rodeo fans that continue coming back for more. A Flying U Rodeo is more than just timed events or roughstock events, it is entertainment at its best. Cotton has made it his legacy to bring top-notch entertainers and specialty acts to his shows.
This event will be held during the MONTEREY COUNTY FAIR on:
Friday, September 2 at 6:00 PM, Saturday
September 3 at 6:00 PM
Sunday September 4th at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM
It is open to any child in Monterey and surrounding counties between the ages of 4 & 7 and weighs 60 pounds or less. The entry fee is $10.00 per child. Must show proof of health insurance and a birth certificate to enter
*Applications are now closed*
Community Stage Acts
Performance times and locations vary.
Lineup Coming Soon!
Cypressaires Men's Barbershop Chorus and the Bay Belles Women's Barbershop Chorus
The Cypressaires Men’s Barbershop Chorus and the Bay Belles Women’s Barbershop Chorus, both directed by Kristen Thompson, are Monterey County’s only purely ‘a cappella’ groups. These delightful singers enjoy harmonizing favorite popular songs going all the way back to the 1930’s and they are happy to be live, in person and back on stage for your entertainment.
Dub Souljah is a reggae rock hip hop band from the Central Coast California. Their blend of roots rock and hip hop make for a socially conscious message of peace, love unit and justice.
Janet and her Dixilanders
Janet and her Dixielanders “swing “as this group of local professional musicians take stage.Vocalist Janet, alongside pianist Martin, trombonist Howard, Tom on Trumpet and Rick on Saxophone will entertain you in Dixieland Traditional Style with tunes of the South sprinkled in with Western Swing. We hope you’ll stop by Payton Stage from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. to enjoy their upbeat style.
ZACK ZILLA is pop music’s superhero! Are you ready?!
The Bible Faith Remnant
An Unconventional Christian Band following Psalms 33:3. Singing new songs to the Lord!
Izik is an aspiring artist with big dreams!
Miguel Vasquez “Magic Man”
Miguel Vasquez is a local magician from the Monterey Area. As seen at Zucchinis magic shop on Cannery Row.
Dan McNay is a Singer/Songwriter who has produced 3 CDs and a Musical. He’s also a published novelist. He has been performing all over California for the last 6 years.
Rooted in Salinas, CA, The Rudians perform danceable reggae inspired by a blend of diverse genres. Their music tells stories of reflection, spirituality, love, and struggles in the community.
Talented 17 year old high school student, Lyric Colby.
The Dance Center
The Dance Center co-owned by Laura Jeselnick and Tia Brown-Rosenblum presents our Musical Theater Performance Group Grades 9-12 performing songs from hit Broadway shows directed by Kieri Coombs and Alyssa Kosan
DejaVu: Classic Rock with John, Marcy Heger, and Ben Ramsey
Davis and Loretta Magic
Young magicians performing a variety of card tricks and illusions
O & K
Monterey natives and married duo O & K, who are Oscar and Karen Rodriguez, have been singing together and enjoying music for years, initially sharing songs with assisted living and retirement homes, etc. Using vocals, guitar, bass, and sax they bring nostalgia to their venue with well-loved songs from country, blues, pop and jazz
Christopher is a self-taught musician whose passion for music has never left him. After almost 10 years since his last performance, he looks forward to showcasing his plethora of original songs.
Om Shanti Om, meaning “Peace on Earth” this dace group performs songs from Bollywood movies. The group also reflects diverse world cultural heritages from India to Peru and America and we wish to bring a message of unity of the human race to make a difference in our world.